Academy of Film Short and Feature Films Animation Chapter Executive Committee Confirmed Apollo 10 1/2: Space Age Childhood, Marcel Shell Shoes and Eternal Spring Animated Feature Film Category Eligible for th Academy Awards.
The decision is made by the committee Background material provided by the filmmakers was reviewed.
A24 Touching Marcel The Shell With Shoes On Follow a stop-motion shell in search of his family, set in a live-action environment. Based on the short film series by Jenny Slater and Dean Fleischer Camp, the film was directed by Camp and voiced by Slater as Marcel.
Animated Documentary Eternal Spring will also represent Canada in this year’s Oscar competition for Best International Picture . Directed by Jason Loftus, the film uses animation and today’s live-action footage to trace the hijacking of state television by members of the illegal spiritual group Falun Gong incident in China in an attempt to counter government propaganda of its approach.
Richard Linklater’s Apollo 1/2 is a Netflix version that was initially ineligible because the Academy concluded that its animation technology, which involved live action in the process, did not meet the criteria defined in the category rules, a source told The Hollywood Reporter .
According to the Oscar eligibility rules, the Academy defines an animated film as “using frame-by-frame Animated motion and character performance films. Frame techniques, generally falling within one of two general domains of animation: narrative or abstract.”
The rules further state that “Motion Capture And real-time puppets are not an animation technology per se” and “animation must account for no less than percentage of the running time of the picture. Also, a narrative animation film There must be a lot of main character animation.”